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Mohamed Salah mourns victims of NZ mosque shootings

Sat, Mar. 16, 2019
CAIRO- 16 March 2019: Liverpool Egyptian winger, Mohamed Salah offered his condolences for the loss of the victims of the deadly mass shootings at two mosques by a supremacist in New Zealand during Friday prayer.




Australian citizen Brenton Tarrant (28) opend fire randomly at worshippers inside Al Noor Mosque in the city of Christchurch and anther mosque, killing more than 50 people and injured dozens.

The shooter strapped a GoPro camera to his head and broadcast his massacre live on his twitter account, which is now suspended.

The number of Arab victims killed at the attack rose to 11 people, including four Egyptians, four Jordanians, one Syrian refugee, a Palestinian expatriate, and British-Saudi citizen.

Earlier, President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi strongly condemned the attack, saying that this ‘brutal attack which targeted worshipers’, puts responsibility on all international community to counter terrorism and exert more efforts to confront terrorism and violence decisively.

Egypt’s religious institutions - Al Azhar and the Coptic Church in New Zealand - condemned the deadly mass shootings. “The attack is a dangerous indication to the serious repercussions of escalating hared speech and xenophobia and the increasing Islamo-phobia in several countries,” Al Azahr said in a statement on Friday.

Egypt's Council of Church also extended condolences for the loss of the victims, saying such act does not relate to any religion.
 
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